For the next few weeks I have to travel down to a hospital in Sacramento, 45 minutes to an hour away, to get i.v. iron infusions three times a week. I have taken my husband’s advice and decided to view these trips as “me-time”. It is time I get to spend in the car alone, with out having to be a referee. I get to drive my husbands little civic because of the much better gas mileage. I get to zip down the freeway listening to the music I want, and the best part is on the way home I roll down the windows and enjoy the wind in my hair. I love the wind. It is not usually very windy here. I realized the first day when I was driving home that I could roll down the windows without anyone complaining about the wind, or it being too loud, or too hot… I usually get finished with my iron around 8pm and so the sun has just set and it is still pretty warm outside. It is the perfect time of day for a drive at top speeds (well top mostly legal speeds), the music on and the windows down while it is still really warm out side. I love it when it is warm at night. That may be a remembrance of the time when I lived in Mesa, AZ with my Grandparents. It would stay so warm at night, and that was just so amazing to me and I loved it. I also had a little convertible Rabbit at the time, and I was young and enjoying life. So driving around with the wind whipping through my hair represents good times to me. I have forgotten how much fun it is now that I am a “responsible” adult, it has been great to revive that feeling of ..hmmmm… what is it exactly?,… youth?.. I guess it is just being carefree for a little bit of time, time to forget all my worries and stresses and just have a little fun.